E3 2021: Games Missing From The Show

    E3 2021 has come and gone. The business occasion gave us some thrilling new glimpses on the largest upcoming video games, however not all the things we learn about obtained an opportunity within the highlight. There are nonetheless many closely anticipated video games that we have been ready to listen to extra about for a while now. Below we spotlight all the largest video games that have been lacking from E3 2021.To meet up with GameSpot’s protection of E3 2021, try our Play For All occasion hub, the place we have posted all our tales and options. You also can learn our E3 2021 recap, or try our roundup of one of the best trailers. Otherwise, learn on for all of the video games lacking from the present.Metroid Prime 4If there’s one recreation we have not heard from within the longest of occasions, it is Nintendo’s Metroid Prime 4. This recreation was introduced at E3 2017, however we have seen little else apart from its brand ever since. It’s wild to suppose that nothing has been proven from the sport in practically 4 years, and even wilder to appreciate that 2017 can be the yr the Switch was initially launched.That’s to not say we have not obtained any improvement updates across the undertaking. In 2019, Nintendo introduced that whereas the sport remains to be in lively improvement, it needed to restart the method completely, continuing now in collaboration with Retro Studios–the studio behind the unique Metroid Prime Trilogy. We’ve additionally heard small information of well-known developer expertise becoming a member of and re-joining Retro Studios all through the years, which bodes properly for the upcoming recreation.In the Nintendo Direct that passed off throughout E3 2021, Nintendo’s Shinya Takahashi stated the corporate remains to be exhausting at work on Metroid Prime 4. While it did not have something new to indicate, we did get particulars about an all-new 2D entry within the collection known as Metroid Dread. It’s clear Nintendo has purchased itself a while with that announcement, however we nonetheless eagerly await the day once we’ll hear extra about Metroid Prime 4.Final Fantasy VII Remake Part 2Final Fantasy VII Remake Part 2 is undoubtedly one in all Square Enix’s most anticipated upcoming video games. After the gorgeous and good Final Fantasy VII Remake, many have been eagerly awaiting extra information in regards to the retelling/reimagination of what is subsequent for Cloud and firm. All we all know is that the story should proceed.Square Enix’s E3 2021 presentation handed by and not using a single point out of Final Fantasy VII Remake Part 2, so it appears like we’ll want to attend some time longer earlier than we get to see what’s subsequent. Fortunately, Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade is out now on PS5, which ought to tide followers over, however that subsequent half cannot come quickly sufficient.Project Triangle StrategyProject Triangle Strategy is a tactics-based RPG from Square Enix that appears to echo traditional video games from famed creator Yasumi Matsuno, similar to Final Fantasy Tactics and Tactics Ogre. The recreation was one thing of a shock when it was revealed earlier this yr, with its Octopath Traveler-like hybrid retro visuals and dedication to the custom of the aforementioned tactical RPGs it seems to mannequin itself after. But what makes this specific recreation thrilling is its deal with ethical selections you could make, which can alter how the story performs out.A decently fleshed-out demo for Project Triangle Strategy was launched after its preliminary announcement, probably signifying that the sport is a bit bit additional alongside than different tasks in Square Enix’s lineup. With a proposed launch date of someday in 2022, we’re hoping Square Enix will reveal extra about this recreation soon–maybe even unveil its closing title. After all, Project Triangle Strategy is probably the worst (and greatest) title for a recreation.Beyond Good & Evil 2Ubisoft’s Beyond Good & Evil 2 dazzled everybody purely with the ludicrous nature of its existence. Nobody would’ve guessed a sequel to the cult-favorite journey recreation from famed developer Michel Ancel would come to fruition after years of dashed hopes. And but, there it was, on Ubisoft’s E3 2017 stage. Since then, information in regards to the undertaking has been up and down, with some new trailers and the occasional reassurance from Ubisoft that it is nonetheless in improvement. Speaking of which, work on Beyond Good & Evil 2 closely differs from Ubisoft’s different unreleased tasks in that it actively includes the group in dictating what goes into the sport.Recently, the largest information to interrupt about Beyond Good & Evil 2 was the departure of Ancel, who was serving to to steer improvement on the sequel. His leaving did not spell doom for the undertaking, although. In his announcement publish, he stated that the event of Beyond Good & Evil 2 has transitioned to shifting on autonomously with out him–which appears to bode properly for the sport. Regardless, we did not get to see or hear something about Beyond Good & Evil 2 at E3 2021.Skull & BonesIt hasn’t all the time been one of the best information for Ubisoft Singapore’s long-awaited pirate recreation Skull & Bones. The recreation has been delayed a number of occasions since its authentic announcement at E3 2017. Most not too long ago, it was meant to launch someday after March 2020.According to Ubisoft administration throughout a latest information briefing, improvement on the sport has been going properly, and the extra time will permit the studio the respiratory room it wants to appreciate its imaginative and prescient. However, primarily based on the undertaking’s present standing, it is clear that Ubisoft wasn’t prepared to present Skull & Bones the highlight once more at E3 2021. So, with extra time required within the oven, we’ll have to attend some time longer till we correctly sail the seven seas.Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice LeagueRocksteady’s Suicide Squad recreation was purposefully unnoticed of this yr’s E3 festivities. Warner Bros. introduced forward of time that it would not be making an look, confirming that Turtle Rock’s Left 4 Dead religious successor, Back 4 Blood, can be the one recreation proven throughout its section.With the action-adventure shooter set to launch in 2022, it is possible Warner Bros. goals to disclose extra of Suicide Squad at a later date–which has DC followers stressed. After all, we barely know something in regards to the recreation. So far, all we have seen is the debut trailer, a beautiful temper piece that supplied a fast glimpse into the tone Rocksteady goes for with this one. The recreation duties you with killing a Brainiac-controlled Superman as protagonists Harley Quinn, Deadshot, Captain Boomerang, and King Shark.Hogwarts LegacyHogwarts Legacy was additionally not at E3 2021 for a similar motive as Suicide Squad, with Warner Bros. saving it for an additional time. The upcoming Harry Potter universe recreation is in lively improvement by Avalanche Software. Set within the 1800s, Hogwarts Legacy is an RPG the place you create your individual wizarding faculty pupil. You’ll attend lessons, study new spells, and achieve the liberty to discover an enormous open world consisting of acquainted Harry Potter places, together with the Forbidden Forest and Hogsmeade Village.During Sony’s PS5 stream final yr, we obtained a short glimpse of the sport, however have heard solely minor rumblings since, notably about controversies surrounding a former developer and its subsequent delay to 2022.Gotham KnightsLike Suicide Squad and Hogwarts Legacy, Gotham Knights additionally handed on E3 2021 this yr. As the subsequent main launch from WB Games Montreal, Gotham Knights is a Batman recreation with out Batman. That would possibly sound ridiculous, however Gotham Knights focuses on the adventures of the Bat-family seemingly after the dying of the Caped Crusader. As Robin, Batgirl, Nightwing, and the Red Hood, you’re employed to revive justice in Gotham City and depose a villainous secret society often called the Court of Owls.Since its official reveal final yr, information for Gotham Knights has been restricted. It was additionally hit by a delay earlier this yr, and is now scheduled to launch someday in 2022.Prince of Persia: Sands of Time RemakeShortly earlier than E3 2021, Ubisoft introduced that its upcoming Prince of Persia: Sands of Time remake being delayed to an unspecified date, eliminating any possibilities of it showing on the firm’s press convention. Still, the sport is in lively improvement, with the additional time enabling the workforce to “deliver a remake that feels fresh while remaining faithful to the original.”Prince of Persia: Sands of Time was a extremely influential and critically acclaimed action-adventure recreation, so it is sensible that extra time is required to satisfy expectations. We simply hope we get to see extra of the sport once more sooner somewhat than later.Final Fantasy XVIFinal Fantasy XVI was one of many crowning jewels of Sony’s PS5 stream final yr. As a (doubtlessly) timed-exclusive and the subsequent mainline entry of Square Enix’s tenured RPG franchise, expectations for the upcoming recreation are undoubtedly high–if not simply as excessive as these for Final Fantasy VII Remake Part 2. The no-show from Final Fantasy XVI at E3 2021 might be as a consequence of Sony doubtlessly having an unique declare to extra details about the sport, but it surely’s all up within the air at this level.All that is left to do now could be watch for no matter Sony or Square Enix plan to do subsequent. Maybe that’ll be the time to see what is going on on with all of the political drama on this planet of Valisthea. For extra about Final Fantasy XVI, you’ll want to try our characteristic detailing all the things we all know up to now.PragmataWith all of the latest fanfare round Resident Evil and Monster Hunter, you would possibly’ve forgotten that Capcom has a completely new IP within the works: Pragmata. Revealed throughout Sony’s PS5 stream final yr, the upcoming sci-fi recreation appears completely surreal, with its debut trailer specializing in an astronaut and a bit lady being attacked by some otherworldly, physics-defying pressure. You ought to watch it if you have not already.Regardless, Pragmata was a no-show at E3 2021, and for an excellent motive. The recreation is not scheduled to launch till 2023. It was initially slated for 2022, however Sony confirmed that it was delayed at CES 2021.Bayonetta 3For practically 4 years, followers have eagerly awaited information about Bayonetta 3. The upcoming Switch unique was first confirmed in the course of the 2017 Game Awards. Still, info since its large debut has been scarce, current in a nebulous area amongst different video games like Metroid Prime 4 and The Elder Scrolls 6.Series creator Hideki Kamiya not too long ago assured that extra particulars in regards to the recreation would come someday this yr. Unfortunately, Nintendo’s E3 2021 Direct presentation wasn’t that point, so we’re hoping it will be on the subsequent large one. Until then, we’ll simply must proceed utilizing our imaginations to image what Bayonetta’s subsequent large journey will probably be like.FableMicrosoft’s E3 2021 briefing was one of many present’s highlights general, however what it did not have was any information in regards to the long-awaited new Fable. Fans might need been hoping to see something–anything–about what Microsoft has in retailer for the RPG collection, however alas, it was not meant to be. The recreation is in improvement at Playground Games, following the closure of the collection’ creator, Lionhead. Playground’s different essential workforce is engaged on Forza Horizon 5, which had its large announcement at E3 this yr, so the developer wasn’t absent from the present general.The undeniable fact that the brand new Fable did not present up at E3 2021 just isn’t essentially an indication that the sport is in bother. That stated, the collection is beloved, and followers are little doubt wanting to see the place it is headed subsequent, so this is to hoping Microsoft takes the lid off the undertaking sooner somewhat than later.The Elder Scrolls 6This one could also be one thing Bethesda must take care of for the subsequent few years, however after asserting The Elder Scrolls 6 again at its E3 2018 convention, the writer has saved its viewers completely at nighttime in regards to the recreation. We knew it might be coming after Starfield, however with that recreation not releasing till the top of 2022, it is potential we cannot hear extra about The Elder Scrolls 6 till as late as 2023.The reality is that the sport should not be on this checklist as a result of Bethesda should not have even introduced it but. But alas, we do know it is within the works, and which means being disenchanted for a yr or two extra earlier than it makes one other look.Pokemon Legends: ArceusPokemon Legends: Arceus is probably one of the anticipated video games of 2022, principally as a result of it is seeking to experiment with all the things we have come to count on from the franchise, providing an enormous open world to discover as you embark on a journey to create the Sinnoh area’s first Pokedex.Based on its debut trailer, many have in contrast Pokemon Legends: Arceus to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, which places a truckload of excessive expectations on the already extremely anticipated recreation. The sheer potential of this one has us hoping that the Pokemon Company will reveal extra about what we will count on from the sport quickly. We perceive why it wasn’t given the highlight at E3 2021, although, seeing as it might’ve gone straight up in opposition to Breath of the Wild 2. Regardless, we’ll see whether or not or not Pokemon Legends: Arceus can hope to satisfy them when it releases on January 28, 2022 for Nintendo Switch.Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Shining PearlPokemon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl did not present up at this yr’s E3. The franchise, usually, did not have a presence on the present. It made sense to not see a lot about Pokemon Legends, however Shining Pearl & Brilliant Diamond are each confirmed for this November, so it got here as a shock to not hear not less than a minor rumbling about them throughout Nintendo’s Direct presentation. These remakes of Generation IV are coming quickly, although, and we now have to think about that the Pokemon Company may have an occasion ultimately to present us one other deep dive.Splatoon 3Nintendo introduced Splatoon 3 earlier this yr, and we all know the sport will arrive subsequent yr, so not seeing it in any respect throughout a 40-minute E3 Nintendo Direct presentation was fairly shocking. Perhaps it is a matter of not desirous to over-share once we know the essential Splatoon formula–or that Nintendo desires to push Splatoon 3 when an upgraded Switch is obtainable. But it was a curious omission nonetheless.Still, in Nintendo’s case, it is likely to be that one of many causes Splatoon 3 wasn’t proven is that there was merely a lot else to indicate, from Breath of the Wild’s sequel to a remake of the primary two Advance Wars video games. There are loads of different possibilities this yr to indicate extra Splatoon 3.AvowedWe know The Elder Scrolls 6 remains to be years away, however what about Avowed, the first-person fantasy recreation from fellow Xbox Game Studios developer Obsidian? Set on this planet of Pillars of Eternity, the very quick teaser proven final yr obtained us enthusiastic about an RPG that seemed like a really competent Elder Scrolls various.Though it wasn’t proven at E3 2021, Obsidian says it is exhausting at work on the sport and can share extra quickly, so we might not have to attend too lengthy to see the way it’s shaping up. Since it is not coming to Xbox One, it might be an awe-inspiring technical showcase for Xbox Series X.Perfect DarkThe Perfect Dark reboot got here throughout as a nice shock when it was first introduced eventually yr’s Game Awards. For those that’ve lengthy awaited a brand new recreation within the collection, the upcoming reboot represents an thrilling return for protagonist Agent Joanna Dark.Since the reveal, all we have had for months is that debut trailer, and that state of affairs did not change at E3 2021. It looks like Microsoft and developer The Initiative each want a bit extra time earlier than they may give us one other style of Perfect Dark.The Callisto ProtocolThe Callisto Protocol is an upcoming religious successor to the Dead Space collection. Revealed eventually yr’s Game Awards, this new third-person survival horror game–set in the identical universe as PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds–caught lots of people’s consideration. After all, EA has successfully shelved the Dead Space franchise, making this recreation the subsequent neatest thing for diehard followers of the collection. And with Dead Space co-creator Glen Schoefield on the helm, The Callisto Protocol appears like a method for achievement.Unfortunately, E3 2021 wasn’t the platform for the sport to make one other look, because it’s nonetheless very a lot in early improvement. So it will not be one other yr or two till we get to see extra of The Callisto Protocol. In the meantime, although, the debut trailer stays an exciting temper piece to look at, leaning exhausting on terrifying sci-fi horror.GhostWire TokyoGhostWire Tokyo was introduced a number of years in the past, earlier than Microsoft’s ZeniMax acquisition, and we have heard little or no in regards to the recreation since then. Creative director Ikumi Nakamura left Tango Gameworks just some months later, regardless of her presentation changing into a meme and incomes the sport additional consideration throughout E3 2019.We know GhostWire Tokyo will probably be a first-person action-adventure recreation with spooky parts, however Tango Gameworks wants to indicate some prolonged gameplay earlier than we’re satisfied it’s combining them successfully.ForspokenSquare Enix hosted its personal E3 2021 showcase this yr, and it in all probability should not have, as a result of it was a bit skinny. There have been only some actual recreation bulletins, and it contained a number of revelations folks weren’t psyched about (similar to Babylon’s Fall being a cooperative reside service recreation). Square Enix undoubtedly didn’t have a show-stopping second this yr. Would together with Forspoken within the presentation have utterly saved the present? No, but it surely’s undoubtedly one of the thrilling video games coming from the writer.Previously often called Project Athia, Forspoken is a novel tackle fantasy that makes use of a gritty, real looking artwork fashion. It was developed particularly for the PS5, so it may leverage the console’s energy, and given the… not nice visuals of some of Square Enix’s different video games on the showcase, it might have been very spectacular.EverwildDeveloper Rare confirmed up at E3 this yr with an enormous recreation, but it surely wasn’t its new IP, Everwild. Instead, the studio centered on its large Pirates of the Caribbean crossover growth for Sea of Thieves and did not say a peep about Everwild, which stays elusive and mysterious.One of the the explanation why the sport might not have appeared at E3 this yr is as a result of, as a number of stories have stated, the sport was rebooted after its artistic director left in 2020. According to VGC, the sport is present process a “complete overhaul,” and if that is true, that would clarify why Microsoft held again making any bulletins in regards to the undertaking. The recreation’s design was stated to be “restarted from scratch,” so it is understandable–if true–that Rare would not be ready to speak about or showcase the sport till a later date. Rare is an esteemed, beloved studio with an excellent observe document, so followers are little doubt eagerly anticipating the complete reveal of Everwild.MachineGames’ Indiana JonesWolfenstein developer MachineGames is engaged on a brand new Indiana Jones recreation. We first obtained to listen to about it shortly after Lucasfilm introduced that every one video video games primarily based on its properties will now reside underneath the “Lucasfilm Games” umbrella, and that is nearly all we have heard since then. With nothing however a 30-second teaser out, it is clear that the sport remains to be in early improvement, making it comprehensible that it did not present up in the course of the Xbox & Bethesda joint press convention.Ubisoft’s Star Wars GameUbisoft additionally confirmed it was engaged on a Star Wars recreation after the Lucasfilm Games announcement. Like the Indiana Jones recreation, we have realized subsequent to nothing in regards to the undertaking because it was introduced. All we all know is that it is an open-world recreation developed by Ubisoft Massive–the identical workforce that is at work on Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora, which is confirmed to launch in 2022. As such, the upcoming open-world Star Wars recreation remains to be very a lot in its early phases, so do not count on any information about it to come back anytime quickly.IO’s Project 007Now that IO Interactive’s Hitman trilogy is full, the developer is difficult at work on new projects–though Hitman remains to be receiving a justifiable share of post-launch help. We at present know IO is engaged on a recreation primarily based on the James Bond franchise with a very authentic story, confirmed earlier this yr.As we got here to count on going into E3 2021, we’re not prone to see the sport any time quickly. IO has been on a hiring spree to satisfy the calls for of engaged on the undertaking, amongst others in its docket, so it is possible we’ll want to attend a number of extra years till we get to see the sport at any large business occasions or streams.Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2It’s no shock that Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 was a no-show at E3 2021. Publisher Paradox Interactive eliminated developer Hardsuit Labs from the undertaking earlier this year–leading to a bunch of layoffs at Hardsuit–and then introduced {that a} new studio can be taking up. This has delayed the sport, pushing it out of its earlier 2021 launch window. The writer has but to disclose which studio is taking up the undertaking or why it determined to drop Hardsuit Labs. However, this in all probability implies that Bloodlines 2 remains to be a methods off from launch.Diablo IVThere was no phrase or signal of Diablo IV at E3 2021–though in the event you’re searching for some new Diablo data, you’ll want to try our Play For All interview with Rod Fergusson, the place we discuss Diablo II: Resurrected. Diablo IV nonetheless does not have a launch window, however we all know fairly a bit in regards to the recreation already (which makes it all of the extra puzzling that no new trailer or launch date announcement was made at E3 this yr).This upcoming RPG takes place many years after the occasions of Diablo III’s Reaper of Souls growth, specializing in the frequent folks and their struggles in a now-ravaged world. In addition, a number of of the standard Diablo lessons make their return on this sequel, together with the Barbarian and Rogue (the latter of which hasn’t been seen within the franchise since 1996’s Diablo).New Mass EffectBioWare was notably absent at E3 2021, not piggybacking off any of the press conferences to additional element what is going on on with its new tasks. So we did not get any new details about BioWare’s new Mass Effect game–heck, not even a affirmation of its title. For now, all we learn about this new Mass Effect is that it exists and that authentic trilogy character Liara is part of it, as she is seen within the recreation’s announcement trailer. Theories abound as to what the plot of this new recreation might be, with our favourite being that this recreation is a follow-up to each Mass Effect 3 and Mass Effect: Andromeda. Given that we all know a bit extra about BioWare’s subsequent Dragon Age recreation, we think about that’s popping out earlier than this new Mass Effect recreation, so we might be fairly a methods from listening to extra. And talking of Dragon Age…New Dragon AgeBioWare’s absence from E3 2021 meant that we did not get to see any new developments for its upcoming Dragon Age recreation, both. Still untitled, this upcoming RPG is wrapped in thriller. We have a number of particulars, although. BioWare: Stories and Secrets revealed that the first setting for this recreation is Tevinter, a human nation talked about in earlier Dragon Age video games however by no means proven. Reports point out that the sport will not characteristic a multiplayer element (fortunately), however that hasn’t been confirmed. Executive producer Christian Dailey has additionally teasingly launched idea artwork for the sport, one in all which revealed that the Grey Wardens will characteristic within the recreation in some capability. But aside from that, nothing.Senua’s Saga: Hellblade IIWhile we obtained to listen to extra about Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II on the Xbox Games Showcase – Extended stream, it technically wasn’t at E3 2021. According to developer Ninja Theory, the sport truly hasn’t entered full improvement yet–which explains why we did not get to see extra at Microsoft’s E3 2021 presentation. Still, we have a bit extra new details about the upcoming sequel due to a latest dev diary.Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II continues the titular protagonist’s journey, this time going down in Iceland. Unlike its predecessor, it will be releasing completely for Xbox platforms and PC.

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